Word Summary
hetoimazō: to prepare
Original Word: ἑτοιμάζω
Transliteration: hetoimazō
Phonetic Spelling: (het-oy-mad'-zo)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to prepare
Meaning: to prepare
Strong's Concordance
prepare, provide, make ready.

From hetoimos; to prepare -- prepare, provide, make ready. Compare kataskeuazo.

see GREEK hetoimos

see GREEK kataskeuazo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2090: ἑτοιμάζω

ἑτοιμάζω; future ἑτοιμάσω; 1 aorist ἡτοίμασα; perfect ἡτοίμακα (Matthew 22:4 L T Tr WH); passive, perfect ἡτοίμασμαι; 1 aorist ἡτοιμάσθην; (ἕτοιμος); from Homer down; the Sept. very often for כּונֵן and הֵכִין; to make ready, prepare: absolutely, to make the necessary preparations, get everything ready, Luke 12:47; of preparing a feast, Luke 22:9, 12 (Genesis 43:15; 1 Chronicles 12:39); with the dative of person, for one: of preparing a lodging, Luke 9:52 (Winers Grammar, 594 (552); Buttmann, § 130, 5); a supper, Mark 14:15; also with a telic infinitive added, Matthew 26:17; followed by ἵνα (cf. Buttmann, 237 (205)), Mark 14:12; with the accusative of the thing: ἡτοίμασας the things which thou hast prepared (as a store), Luke 12:20; (τί διπνήσω, Luke 17:8); τό ἄριστον, Matthew 22:4; τό πάσχα, Matthew 26:19; Mark 14:16; Luke 22:8, 13; ἀρώματα, Luke 23:56; Luke 24:1; τόπον τίνι, John 14:2f; ξενίαν, Philemon 1:22; (συμβούλιον, Mark 15:1 T WH marginal reading, cf. συμβούλιον); τήν ὁδόν κυρίου (by a figurative expression drawn from the oriental custom of sending on before kings on their journeys persons to level the roads and make them passable), to prepare the minds of men to give the Messiah a fit reception and secure his blessings: Matthew 3:3; Mark 1:3; Luke 3:4 (from Isaiah 40:3); ; (ἵνα ἑτοιμασθῇ ὁδός τῶν βασιλέων, Revelation 16:12); with the accusative of person, στρατιώτας, Acts 23:23; τίνι τινα, one for one, Luke 1:17; ἑαυτόν, Revelation 19:7; followed by ἵνα (cf: Buttmann, 237 (205)), Revelation 8:6; ἡτοιμασμένη ὡς νύμφη, i. e. beautifully adorned, Revelation 21:2; ἡτοιμασμένη εἰς τί, prepared i. e. fit for accomplishing anything, 2 Timothy 2:21; Revelation 9:7; prepared i. e. kept in readiness, εἰς τήν ὥραν καί ἡμέραν etc., for the hour and day namely, predetermined, Revelation 9:15. In a peculiar sense God is said ἑτοιμάσαι τί for men, i. e. to have caused good or ill to befall them, almost equivalent to to have ordained; of blessings: τί, Luke 2:31; Revelation 12:6; τίνι τί, Matthew 20:23; Matthew 25:34; Mark 10:40; (1 Corinthians 2:9); Hebrews 11:16; of punishment: τίνι τί, Matthew 25:41. (Compare: προετοιμάζω.)